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Gratitude: Our 50th Anniversary

I was overwhelmed with gratitude last weekend as my husband and I celebrated our golden wedding anniversary. We talked a lot about the life we’ve created together, about how blessed and lucky we are. It got me thinking of the times I could have, but didn’t, express thanks over the past 50 years. And of the unexpected positive effect when I did. Science backs this up. Positive Psychology studies show that when we deliberately cultivate gratitude, we increase our well-being and self-esteem as well as our sense of connection. In addition, … Continue reading

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Sandwiched Boomers Can be Happier

Are you a Sandwiched Boomer managing the challenges of parents growing older and kids growing up? If so – especially in these difficult economic times – you may be more focused on reducing stress than increasing happiness. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The tips that follow are mainly about tweaking your attitude. Try them on, as they don’t take much time and are easy to implement: Become aware of what brings you joy. Set aside time to experience and acknowledge your gratitude. Research participants were asked to … Continue reading

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We have been committed to encouraging the experience and expression of gratitude since we worked with Dr. Martin Seligman, the founder of the Positive Psychology movement and the author of “Authentic Happiness.” In his book, Dr. Seligman proposes that we identify our strengths and apply them to creating an authentically happy and meaningful life, complete with personal gratification as well as with community improvement. He believes that the expression of gratitude in a concrete way to important mentors, role models and friends changes both the giver and receiver of the … Continue reading

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